Fiddler on the roof
MGM Home Entertainment,
Norman Jewison's adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical is set in the Ukranian ghetto village of Anatevka (the film was actually lensed in Yugoslavia). Israeli actor Topol repeats his London stage role as Tevye the milkman, whose equilibrium is constantly being challenged by his poverty, the prejudicial attitudes of non-Jews, and the romantic entanglements of his five daughters. Whenever the weight of the world becomes too much for him, Tevye carries on lengthy conversations with God, who does not answer but is at least more willing to listen than the milkman's remonstrative wife Golde. After arranging a marriage between his oldest daughter Tzeitel and wealthy butcher Lazar Wolf, Tevye is forced to do some quick rearranging when the girl falls in love with poor tailor Motel Kamzoil. Fancying himself more broad-minded than his gentile oppressors, Tevye cannot accept the notion that his other daughter Chava would want to marry Fyedka, a non-Jew. And after shouting the praises of "tradition," Tevye must change his tune-and his entire life-when he and his neighbors are forced out of Anatevka by the Czar's minions. Topol's co-stars include Norma Crane as Golde, Yiddish theater legend Molly Picon as Yente the matchmaker, and Leonard Frey as Motel. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Crane, Norma, 1931-1973.
Frey, Leonard, 1938-1988.
Gibbs, Antony, 1925-
Jewison, Norman, 1926-
Mann, Paul, 1915-1985.
Morris, Oswald, 1915-
Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916.
Stern, Isaac, 1920-
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Stein, Joseph.Fiddler on the roof.
|display_description||Tevye is a poor Jewish milkman with five unmarried daughters to support in a village in Czarist Russia. With a sharp tongued wife at home and growing anti-Semitism in the village, Tevye talks to God about his troubles. His people's traditions keep him strong when his existence is as precariously balanced as a fiddler on the roof.|
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|subject_facet||Academy Awards (Motion pictures)|
Films for the hearing impaired
Jews -- Ukraine -- Social life and customs -- Drama
|title_display||Fiddler on the roof|
|title_full||Fiddler on the roof [videorecording] / The Mirisch Production Company presents a Norman Jewison film ; screenplay by Joseph Stein ; produced and directed by Norman Jewison|
|title_short||Fiddler on the roof|
|topic_facet||Academy Awards (Motion pictures)|
Social life and customs